|The children at the light table did talk about water, and rain and the sea. After a while I introduced some plastic glasses in various sizes - which stimulated play around a food making theme. The children at the light table were 3-4 years old.|
It is important to give children a little time to be a bit "wild" with a new medium. They need to test it out and check out what it does and what can be done with it. There is also an initial buzz of excitement when experiencing something new - and this has to settle before the children can start to focus on experimenting in a more structured and thought out manner.
The children were allowed to make it rain, and while they were encouraged to keep the rice in the boxes there was no discouragement from being experimental.
And yes, there was rice all over the floor - but that is can be swept up!